Wendy Davis was held to be the champion of gratuitous abortion when she filibustered a late-term abortion bill in the Texas Senate in June of 2013. Apparently operating under the assumption that the approval boost that she received from her performance would be sufficient to carry her to the Governor's Office, she decided to throw in her hat for that race, the election for which will be held in October of this year.
Shorty after her rise to fame, it was first reported that she had clawed herself to the top. We were told that she became pregnant at a less-than-opportune time but decided to have her baby.
So far, looking pretty good, but the not-so-great parts of our past have a way of rising to the surface.
In the last few days, things have gotten a bit ugly for the State Senator.
Her story that implied that she accomplished so much by her own efforts unraveled rather quickly. We find a series of events that is unfortunately quite common in the US, with men and women taking terrible advantage of the good nature and financial support of their spouses, and even more shamelessly full advantage of repressive "no-fault" divorce laws. The key provision of the latter type of law requires - as "equitable distribution", a 50-50 split (with very few exceptions) of all assets owned during the marriage.
I had a former coworker who worked while she "put her husband through law school". Upon his graduation and success with the bar exam, he filed for divorce. Half of the assets were his, and as he had been a student and had not earned a salary for the previous years, he was entitled to alimony.
One case from California exemplifies how vicious these laws can be:
"A California woman was forced to pay $22,000 in spousal support to her ex-husband, who was convicted of raping her daughter, and is now fighting his efforts to resume the payments.
Carol Abar said her young daughter was raped by Ed Abar for 16 years, and although she filed for divorce when she found out about the assaults, she was forced to pay $1,300 in alimony to her husband per month.............
He was sentenced to more than a year in jail, and the judge temporarily stopped the spousal support.
Now that he is out of jail, Ed Abar has filed to reinstate the payments from the mother of the girl he assaulted.
“Every time I wrote that check, I cried because I felt like I was paying the man that raped my daughter,” Carol Abar told CBS 2. “The judge told me I had no proof. It was my word against him. He had been raping her since she was little. Since I got married to him.”
Carol Abar said that her ex-husband is asking for $33,000 in past due support in addition to resumption of payments in the future.
Under California law, when deciding spousal support, the court will take domestic abuse between couples into consideration, but child abuse is not specifically mentioned in the law, LosAngeles.CBSLocal.com reported."
I also had a family member who did the same thing to her husband. In fact, her story eerily mirrors that of Wendy Davis. Having carelessly (apparently unlike Sen, Davis) becoming pregnant, she relied in the support of her family and the taxpayer to provide for her and her child until she found a good guy whom she later married. Three great kids followed, then she dropped the bomb. She had decided to stop working and go to college. As the husband already worked multiple overtime shifts already, he was not thrilled by the prospect of working more overtime to make up the difference, but thinking that it would be the best move for the long-term, her supported her and broke his back for several years. A couple of years after she achieved a good job that would have been out of the question without her new degree, she left him for an old boyfriend from high school. The house that "they" had purchased (the substantial down-payment was from his pre-marital savings) half hers.
Let's see some of Sen Davis' story:
"It's one of the most striking details in Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's life uncovered by Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater: in 2005, Davis, apparently eager to advance her career, relinquished custody of not just her child with her second husband, Jeffry Davis, but also her first child from another marriage.......
Wendy Davis's first daughter Amber, born during her first marriage to Frank Underwood, was 23 at the time – an adult. Her daughter with Jeffry, Dru, was 17..........
The blended family had begun on a happier note in May 1987 when Wendy, 24 at the time, and Jeffry, 37 at the time, had married. Amber, who was then 5, lived with the newly married couple, and from the beginning, her step-father raised her as his own. Jeffry Davis “considers Amber his daughter” the Houston Chronicle reported in September 2013,quoting him saying “she's been with me since she was two” – around the time Wendy Davis's first marriage ended.
The two began dating in Fort Worth in 1984 when Wendy Davis's father asked Jeffry Davis – who is about 13 years older than Wendy, if he was interested in younger women.
Jeffry Davis was a successful and established professional. Armed with an undergraduate degree from Princeton and a law degree from Southern Methodist University, he started Republic Title of Texas, a real estate title company that was on its way to becoming the most successful commercial real estate title company in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Wendy Davis, then a brunette, had been working as a pediatrician's assistant and waitressing at night.
One year and four months after they were married in 1987, the couple brought daughter Dru into the world. Amber was 6.
Two years later, Wendy Davis applied and was accepted to Harvard University Law School. She left for Boston while Jeffry stayed in Texas...........
Wendy graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993 and returned to Fort Worth, where she clerked for a federal judge, ran unsuccessfully for the Wichita City Council in 1996, and worked for a local legal firm. In 1998, she was finally elected to the Wichita City Council. During that period, she also changed her hair color to blonde
According to Jeffrey Davis, Wendy Davis left him the day after he finished paying for her education. “I made the last payment, and it was the next day she left,” Jeffry Davis said. Wendy Davis didn't deny the timing, although she suggested the break was long-coming. “The idea that suddenly there was this instantaneous departure after Jeff had partnered so beautifully with me in putting me through school is just absurd,” she said..............................
Jeffry told the Chronicle "I think she had a midlife crisis. She wanted to be around a younger crowd."
In March 2004, Wendy Davis filed for divorce with a flurry of legal documents.
In May 2005, Jeffrey Davis filed a counterpetition alleging Wendy Davis had cheated on him.
Six months later, on November 15, 2005, the court accepted the agreed divorce decree, and the Davis's now 17 year old daughter Dru remained in the custody of her father. The final decree listed both Wendy Davis and Jeffry Davis as employees of Jeffry's company, Republic Title of Texas. As part of the financial agreement, Jeffry sold the company and gave half the proceeds to Wendy."
Senator Davis, like many people today, was not about to let the facts get in the way of anything. Not content with implying that her professional husband-supporting life was far more difficult than that of her opponent in the race for Governor, she employed a loaded phrase to do so:
"Wendy Davis is having a very bad week. She's been caught embellishing her personal narrative about overcoming adversity as a young single mom and leaving out pertinent details like the financial help she got from her ex-husband. Then she embarrassed herself by trying to blame her opponent Greg Abbott for the Dallas Morning News piece that exposed her lies, but that didn't fly because the author of the piece denied having spoken to anyone working with Abbott.............
The pro-late term abortion Democrat "rock star" released this statement on Sunday, via LifeNews:
'We’re not surprised by Greg Abbott’s [her Texas governorship opponent] campaign attacks on the personal story of my life as a single mother who worked hard to get ahead. But they won’t work, because my story is the story of millions of Texas women who know the strength it takes when you’re young, alone and a mother. I’ve always been open about my life not because my story is unique, but because it isn’t.
The truth is that at age 19, I was a teenage mother living alone with my daughter in a trailer and struggling to keep us afloat on my way to a divorce. And I knew then that I was going to have to work my way up and out of that life if I was going to give my daughter a better life and a better future and that’s what I’ve done. I am proud of where I came from and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”
A very poor choice of words, given Abbott doesn’t walk at all.
At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak tree that injured his back as he jogged by. He has used a wheelchair ever since and has become an eloquent pro-life advocate — speaking up for both the disabled and the unborn.The accident serves as a reminder that regardless of someone’s circumstances, he or she deserves a chance at life, Abbott has said......"
No, Senator, Greg Abbott has not walked in your shoes all. He apparently had no very-successful wife to provide him with everything, nor had he even been able to walk for about thirty years.